Friday, September 22, 2017

Nose work 3 / ノーズワーク3 Sep. 21

It's been a long time since the last blog.

I've been very busy but we all are doing fine :)

ムーチョ お久しぶりです。

最近忙しくてなかなかブログがアップできない・・・( ;∀;)

でも みんな元気だよぉ!

Last Tuesday, Kaiya and I went to the last class of Nose work 1.

The class was divided into two groups like the last time, one with smaller doggies and one with bigger doggies.

This time we did exercises both indoor and outdoor.

Plus, we weren't told where the target odor were hidden.

It was such a great exercise for me to closely and carefully watch how Kaiya reacted when she found the target odor.

We had so much fun!!! I just love this Nose Work activities.

Kaiya did such a wonderful job using her nose hard and finding them.

I'm so proud of her!

一昨日の火曜日はノーズワーク (レベル⓵)の最後のクラスに行って来ましたぁ!

今回はクラスを2つのグループに分けて 室内と室外で交互にトレーニング。

そして ターゲット臭が隠してあるところは知らされず 犬の反応を観察して見分けるという飼い主への難しいトレーニングも。



自分の子だけど 惚れ惚れ〜(//∇//)

One of the chairs in the back has the target odor.

Today's afternoon walk!  Daddy came along, too!

Then I thought since daddy was there, we could do some nose work exercises outside together.

Kaiya got actually excited to do some nose work.

She was well concentrated and it was almost a piece of cake for her ;p

Mato, on the other hand, wasn't concentrated like Kaiya since there were a lot of allurements and disturbances outside.

But it's fine.  We just need to practice more often and hopefully he'll find this exercise fun and interesting soon.


ちょうどダディもいたし お外でノーズワークのトレーニング!

Kaiyaはお手の物で 集中してよく探してたぁ〜。

Matoは お外でたくさんの音はするし 人やお散歩してる他のワンちゃんたちが通り過ぎたり たくさんの臭いもって色々誘惑があるから ちょっと集中力が欠けてたけどこれからいっぱい練習してこぉ!

On the way home, we stopped at the grocery store.  We three waited outside while daddy was buying some stuff for the dinner :)

ってなわけで 帰りにスーパーで買い物してるダディを外で3人でいい子に待ってたよぉ〜!


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Whole morning walk / 午前中散歩 Sep. 16

We had such a long morning walk...literally used up whole morning.

We took off at 8 a.m. and when we came home, it was already noon. lol

Somehow I wanted to go for mushroom picking.  I searched on the internet where the nearest spot I could go to pick mushrooms and it was Judarskogens naturreservat, a national park, in Åkeshov which is where Kaiya and I go to the nose work class.

The access to the national park was easy.  It's right in front of the Åkeshov station.

We took the trains on the way the way, Kaiya and I came here before if I remember correct...about 2 years ago.

Just before we got in to the woods, we found a dog park :)


8時に家出て 家に帰ってきたら昼の12時になってたぁ〜(笑)

というのも ふとキノコ狩りがしたいと思って 電車を乗り継いで KaiyaとのノーズワークのクラスがあるÅkeshov(オーケシュホヴ) へ。

駅を降りてすぐにJudarskogens naturreservatっていう自然公園が広がっていて Kaiyaとは2年前くらいかな1度来たことがあったな そういえば。

とまぁ 本格的に森の中に入る前に広いドッグラン発見。ちょいとひとっ走り!
Kaiya (left)                      Mato (right)

Kaiya (left)                      Mato (right)

Kaiya (left)                      Mato (right)

Mato (left)                      Kaiya (right)

Mato (left)                      Kaiya (right)

Kaiya (left)                      Mato (right)

Mato (left)                      Kaiya (right)

Kaiya (left)                      Mato (right)

Kaiya (left)                      Mato (right)





Kaiya (behind)               Mato (front)

Kaiya (left)                      Mato (right)

Kaiya (left)                      Mato (right)

Mato (left)                      Kaiya (right)

Mato (left)                      Kaiya (right)

Kaiya (left)                      Mato (right)

Alright, let's go find some mushrooms now!

さてさて そろそろキノコ探しにいこーぜー!
Mato (left)                      Kaiya (right)

There were so many mushrooms in the woods!!!

But I couldn't find the ones you can eat!

Well, I only know 3 kinds actually...but these 3 kinds weren't there at all!!! :((

Many people come to this national park and all the eatable ones are already picked I guess.

I think I have to go far out from Stockholm in order to do mushroom picking.



ってか私が知ってるのは3種類しかないんだけど その3種類がない!(笑)

まぁ たくさんの人がここに来るからねぇ。みんな狩られちゃってるよね(^^;)




I gave up finding the eatable mushrooms and decided just to enjoy the walk in the woods.

So much odors in the woods.  Kaiya and Mato were in the excited state pretty much whole the time.

Let's just take it easy looking at the lake, guys ;))

ってことでキノコ狩りはほぼ諦めて ふつーに森さんぽを楽しむことに。

いろんな臭いがするから 2人は常に興奮状態だったけど まぁちょっと湖を見てゆっくりしよ



Only wish these were the ones I could pick.


Mato (left)                      Kaiya (right)

Kaiya (left)                      Mato (right)

Cloudy in the early morning but the sun came out!

朝曇ってたけど 太陽が出て来た!

Mato (left)                      Kaiya (right)

Well well well,  as you can easily guess, my mushroom picking score was 0.  It wasn't a fun result so I decided to walk home instead of taking the trains.

Totally we walked about 10km I think and it was already noon when we got home ;p

Kaiya and Mato got tired and slept a lot in the afternoon.

Poor daddy, no one played with him. lol

I also had such a good nap after that nice long walk.  My day off became a good resting day :)

ということで キノコ狩りの結果は0で終わり 悔しいから帰りはなぜか電車には乗らず歩いて帰ることに。

家に着いた時には昼になってて 結局10キロくらい歩いたのかなぁ。

たくさん歩いたから KaiyaもMatoもお疲れでよく寝てた〜!


で 私も疲れて昼寝いっぱいして ゆったりいい休みの日になったぜーい!
Kaiya (left)                      Mato (right)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Nose work 2 / ノーズワーク2 Sep. 13

Yesterday we went to the second Nose work class!

Of course, I went with Kaiya as the last time.

We'd trained at home since the last class in order to imprint the target odor.

This time we had interesting exercises.

At first, we did the line up method training.

We used a rectangular shaped wooden box with 4 holes where glass jars can be held.

The target scent was in one of the jars and dogs had to find that right jar.

We can switch the jars to move the target scent easily and this was a fun exercise.



この1週間毎日ちょっとずつ臭いの刷り込みのために練習をしてきたけど 今回のクラスではワンステップアップ。


長方形の木の箱に だいたい同じくらいの感覚で穴があいていて それぞれガラスの容器が入れられるようになっている。


ガラスの容器を入れ替えができて ターゲット臭を簡単に移動できるからテンポよく訓練ができる。

Next was to find two target scent (same scent).

At first, the instructor hid one of the target scent on the blue cone and the other on one of the legs of those piled up chairs.

Since they were close to the window and I guess a little bit of wind was coming in, the scent moved which made it hard to find the origin of the scent.

Kaiya was close to it but at first sniffing on the floor or looking up and sniffing like she was following the moving target scent.

Finally, found the first target scent but it's not over.  Gotta find the second one.

The key is to guide the dogs to find the second one, not to go back to the first one which they found already.

This activity was challenging but so much fun!!!

Every one did their homework very well and they were so good at it.

We gonna train at home and have fun a lot until the next week's class :))))


最初は右恥にある青いコーンの上に1つ目のターゲット臭をつけ 2つ目はたくさん積み重なってる椅子の足に。

窓に近いところで 隙間風が入ってきていたので その風に乗って臭いが動いたのかターゲット臭の元を探すのに時間がかかった〜。

1つを見つけたら終わらない 2つ目も見つけなきゃ行けない。

探せの合図をすると1つ目のもう見つけたターゲット臭に戻ろうとするから そこ以外を探すように導いてあげる。

なかなか難しかったけど やっぱりこのアクティビティは楽しい!!!

みんな家でたくさん練習したんだろうなぁ〜 みんなレベルアップしてた!

来週までにいっぱい練習して 私たちももっとレベルアップだぁ!!(≧∀≦)

This is from this morning.

We med Chilli at the dog park as usual.

Chilli is really good at balancing standing on the unstable log.

Kaiya and Mato challenged, too! order to get that treat Carina had ;p





Sunday, September 10, 2017

Morning walk in the woods / 朝の森さんぽ Sep. 10

Here we are at the woods this morning!

Waiting for my signal ;)


"待て" からの
Kaiya (left)              Mato (right)


Mato (left)          Kaiya (right)



Kaiya was sniffing around so intensely!!!  There might had been deer or some sort of animals that didn't usually come here.

鹿かなんかいつもいないような動物の匂いがしたのかなぁ〜 Kaiyaがすごい勢いで匂いを嗅ぎまくってた。


Suddenly she ran off...


and sniffed here again.  Mato joined Kaiya now.

あっちでクンクン。 Matoも参戦。
Mato (left)                Kaiya (right)

But he's got already bored. lol

でも もう飽きたMato(笑)

Then their chasing game began all the sudden!

Kaiya (left)         Mato (right)

Mato in the air!! :)


Mato runs.

Mato (left)          Kaiya (right)

Mato slips.

Mato (left)          Kaiya (right)

Mato recovers.

Mato (left)          Kaiya (right)

Mato continues running.

Mato (left)          Kaiya (right)

Mato (front)          Kaiya (behind)

Kaiya (left)                   Mato (right)





Mato (left)          Kaiya (right)

Mato in the air again.

Mato (left)          Kaiya (right)

Kaiya (left)                Mato (right)

Mato (front)                    Kaiya (behind)



Mato (left)                            Kaiya (right)

Mato (left)          Kaiya (right)

We had such a fun morning in the woods and met Simba on the way home :)

森さんぽ楽しかった〜! んで 帰り道でシンバとばったりあったよぉ〜!
Simba           Mato